Lifestyle

The psychology behind watching reality TV

With the 22nd season of The Bachelor coming to an end, I got to thinking about the stark contrast of opinions people hold about shows of this genre. Why do some people have such a strong desire to watch reality TV shows while others absolutely hate them?Continue...

ASUS host Walk! And! Talk! drag show

Though typically unknown to students, both Kingston and Queen’s have vibrant, thriving drag communities. This was made obvious this past Sunday night at Walk! And! Talk! , a drag panel organized by the Arts and Science Undergraduate Society’s (ASUS) Social Justice Committee as part of Voices, a multimedia art exhibit that works to elevate marginalized voices.Continue...

How Queen's Fashion Industry Network is bringing fashion to campus

When Queen’s student and model Jane Bradshaw brought Queen’s Fashion Industry Network (QFIN) to campus a year ago, she wanted to introduce a club that would compensate for the lack of fashion programming at Queen’s.Continue...

Five most exciting new shows premiering this spring

As we reach the final stretch of the school year, some of us may feel the need for a break more than ever. How are we students supposed to unwind when studying for two midterms next week, which we’re only studying for now to put off writing those two essays due this week?Continue...

Confusing my tennis ability with my masculinity

I’ve played a lot of traditional roles throughout my 19 years; I’ve been the angsty tween, the hard-working high schoolstudent, the sleep-through-my-classes university student. But the one role I could never quite fit into was that of a stereotypically “masculine” man.Continue...

The best stories from the 2018 Winter Olympics

Now that this year’s Winter Olympics have come to a close, we find ourselves being confronted with the responsibilities we’ve ignored for the past two weeks re-entering our lives.Continue...

Parkland shooting shows power of youth political engagement

Youth political engagement is something that’s seemingly encouraged by everyone, but the past couple weeks have proven to us that politicians are willing to undermine the younger generation when they argue against their views.Continue...

Why I didn't let myself go to Hedley's Kingston concert

Imagine if your hero, idol or celebrity crush was accused of doing something completely hateful and immoral — like committing sexual assault.Continue...

The do's and don'ts of signing a lease

With February behind us and the end of the semester in sight, there are many items on the docket for Queen’s students – one of which is looking for houses and signing leases.Continue...

Reviewing the 2018 Academy Awards nominees

Every year, there’s inevitable hype, controversy and conversation generated about the Oscars. But the most anticipated of them all is ‘Best Picture.’Continue...

Sex in the limestone city: The importance of discussing past relationships with your partner

There are many subjects that are considered taboo in terms of what we should share with our significant others. However, talking about things that might be slightly uncomfortable may actually work towards strengthening the trust and communication we have in a relationship.Continue...

The case of Colten Boushie

In light of the recent case of Colten Boushie, it’s clear that the Canadian justice system hasn’t done enough — Canada needs to stop pretending it’s a superior nation to countries like the United States.Continue...

The elephant in Goodes Hall

It’s missing that last shot when there are 20 seconds left in the game. It’s hearing the words, “You were an excellent candidate but unfortunately…” as a precursor to what’s sure to be a rejection email. It’s those slip-ups in an important presentation.Continue...

Rose McGowan isn't the only advocate for ending sexual abuse

During her 2018 book tour, Rose McGowan’s been getting a lot of media attention due to a confrontation she had with a trans woman that was caught on camera and later circulated. During the tour, the protestor called out McGowan for not doing enough to advocate for trans women, having criticized trans women like Caitlyn Jenner in the past and arguing that trans women can’t truly understand what it’s like to be a woman.Continue...

This Olympics, make the effort to support female athletes

One of the most memorable days of my senior year in high school happened in the midst of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.Continue...

Why I hate sports but love the Olympics

On the morning of Feb. 9, I ran downstairs from my bedroom to the living room and eagerly awaited the start of the 2018 Winter Olympics.Continue...

Finding love at Queen's

With Valentine’s Day approaching, love tends to be on our minds more than usual. Whether you’re a fan of the red and pink holiday or you pretend it doesn’t exist, there’s no doubt that Queen’s campus has been the site of some truly heart-warming love stories.Continue...

Point/counterpoint: Hard shell vs soft shell tacos

Which tacos are better: soft shell or hard shell? Two Journal editors discuss.Continue...

The ultimate Valentine's Day cookies

Whether you’re trying to impress your special someone or need some TLC cookies just for you, the average student doesn’t exactly have the time to spend a whole day in the kitchen.Continue...

Student start-ups: Losers Weepers Vintage

Losers Weepers Vintage, a clever wordplay on the common phrase “finders keepers, losers weepers,” is the latest student start-up sweeping through Queen’s campus.Continue...

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